Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tendlar Interlude

Having the position of head animator/de facto director allowed Dave Tendlar his pick of the choice scenes to animate. The following clip is an example of Tendlar's 'cherry picking' a scene of animation from 'Learn Polikeness'. (his style earmarks previously noted here and here)

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Note the shape of the fingers in Bluto's open hand - the 'bulb-shaped' look is another earmark typical of Tendlar's drawing style.

Upcoming posts: Graham Place follow-up, Saul Kessler, Hold the Wire.

2 comments:

Tom Ruegger said...

My first job in animation in Los Angeles was as an assistant animator for Dave Tendlar and Volus Jones (and several other animation greats) at Hanna-Barbera in 1978.

Bob Jaques said...

Hey Tom - did Dave ever talk about his days working at Fleischer and Famous??